Routers are computer networking devices that forward information by connecting two or more logical subnets. You can create a more intelligent, integrated network by purchasing one of our high-quality routers. Each one provides unprecedented modularity options, enormous flexibility, and extremely high-performance. Depending on the router, other capabilities may include firewall features, parental controls, and strong WEP encryption.
First, you must decide between a wired router and a wireless router. Here are a few general tips to keep in mind: wireless routers are usually not as secure or as reliable as hard wired; however, the Ethernet cables required by wired networks make installation difficult. Plus, they often become loose, which makes them a common source of failure.
Some of the most popular choices among PC users today are Netgear routers, Cisco routers, Linksys wireless routers, and D-Link routers. These leading companies have designed their routers specifically for network management, high data exchange rate, and superior protection against hackers.
Another top manufacturer for wired and wireless routers is Belkin. With some of the fastest connection speeds on the market, Belkin routers let you share music files, printers and hard drives over a single Internet connection. Also, they give you the ability to add up to 32 additional desktops and notebook computers using wired and wireless cards.